SALT LAKE CITY — January can be a tough month: the holidays are over, the inversion has set in and life can feel cold and dreary. But luckily, there are more than enough things going on around town this weekend — from the Salt Lake City Home Show to “Bohemian Rhapsody” singalongs — to get you out of the house and maybe even interacting with other humans.
Salt Lake City Home Show
The Salt Lake City Home Show offers inspiration for all your decorating needs. Remodeling tips, home improvement products and expert advice are all available at this three-day expo. Celebrities such as Kevin O’Connor from PBS show “This Old House” and Brett Tutor from TLC’s “Trading Spaces” will also be appearing. Jan. 11-13, 2-9 p.m., Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State, Sandy, $12 for adults, free for children under 12; save $2 by getting tickets online (saltlakehomeshow.com).
‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at Hale Centre Theatre
Tony-winning musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” makes its regional debut at Hale Centre Theatre this weekend. Actor Dallyn Vail Bayles plays a total of eight roles in this musical comedy. Bayles told the Deseret News, “I have to really build up my stamina to play this role — it is exhausting — (but) it's a thrilling race.” Jan. 11-March 16, times vary, 9900 S. Monroe St., Sandy, $36-$44 for adults, $18-$22 for ages 5-17 (801-984-9000 or hct.org).
Salt Lake Symphony ‘Soar’
Salt Lake Symphony celebrates all things winged in its family concert "Soar: Fantastic Flying Friends." Everything from majestic birds and dragons to less celebrated insects are recognized in this performance. University of Utah School of Dance will also perform alongside the musicians in this lofty concert. Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Circle, $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, tickets available at door (877-425-1537 or saltlakesymphony.org).
Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Hundreds of dancers from ages 9-19 will perform this weekend in the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals. These talented, young bunheads are competing for scholarship opportunities to top dance schools and companies throughout the world. Jan. 11, noon-9:30 p.m.; Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m, The Hayes Christensen Centre, 330 S. 1500 East, $10 for general, free for youths ages 21 and younger (yagp.org).
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ singalong2 comments on this story
It’s hard to listen to Queen’s hits without wanting to join in. Sandy's Megaplex theater invites the audience to do just that at its "Bohemian Rhapsody" singalong showings. The film follows Queen’s rise to fame with plenty of performances of their iconic songs. Whether it's your first, second or 10th viewing, this is the perfect excuse to stomp along to "We Will Rock You." Jan. 11-17, Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons, Sandy, 9335 S. State, Sandy (megaplextheatres.com).